The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) supports local midwifery associations to identify and advocate for their own regulatory needs, in harmony with the regulatory standards set by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).

Working in collaboration with local Ministries of Health, and in consultation with ICM, CAM is supporting local midwifery association partners to advocate for the regulation of the profession, to enable quality assurance and standard setting, and to provide the essential guidelines, policies and protocols for midwifery practice, in keeping with ICM standards. This work is critical for ensuring that midwives can work to their full scope to provide optimal care for mothers and babies.

To support this, CAM members are providing technical expertise, promoting networking forums and policy dialogue, and providing mentorship support to encourage the regulation of the midwifery profession in our countries of collaboration, recognizing that regulation will ensure a higher quality of maternal newborn and child health care resulting in improved maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.

The International Confederation of Midwives

outlines global regulation standards to promote regulatory mechanisms that protect the public and ensure access to midwifery care.